Published: Fri, June 23, 2017
Sport | By Cecil Buchanan

Magic Johnson welcomes Lonzo Ball to the Lakers

Magic Johnson welcomes Lonzo Ball to the Lakers

The choice that seemed inevitable is the one the Lakers made.

Ball spoke on ESPN prior to the draft, where he once again asserted that he had spoken into existence his son Lonzo being a Laker, which is exceedingly likely to happen at No. 2 overall. The Lakers' pick came right after the Philadelphia 76ers selected Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 selection.

And following the pick Johnson took to Twitter to welcome the newest Laker, a player who the five-time National Basketball Association champion says was the team's first choice all along. Ball can be the star that fans have been starving for, that makes the team better and returns the Lakers to past glory. Today, Foot Locker released their latest 2017 Draft Day commercial that includes Lonzo Ball, De'Aaron Fox, Jayson Tatum, Jonathan Isaac and Malik Monk as they get interviewed by their kids crew. The path for Ball to succeed has also been paved with the recent trade of guard D'Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Brook Lopez and the number 27 pick (via Celtics).

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Ball dazzled with his playmaking during his one season with the Bruins, guiding them to the Sweet 16.

The Lakers saw Johnson deliver on all of his promise when they drafted him No. 1 almost 38 years ago.

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